THE PROVINCE OF BENGO
Other important places are Cabo Ledo, Lagoa do Panguila, Porto Kipiri and
Funda. The main economic activity is agriculture.
Africa and Botswana. Two years ago, ten elephants were brought from these
countries to settle in Kissama.
The objectives of the Kissama Foundation are the defence,
conservation, development and
equilibrium of Angolan flora and fauna, its diversity and
study and investigation projects, for schools or universities, the defence of
man's relationship with nature and the ecological environment of Angola.
Manna from Muxima
Bengo is one of Angola’s youngest provinces. Created in 1980, it split the capital from its hinterland in order to enable both provinces to focus on their separate development agendas. But it still feeds Luanda with an incredible range of agricultural produce everything from tomatoes and other vegetables to tropical fruits and root crops.
Bengo is also as sparsely populated as Luanda is overcrowded. Bengo Governor Isalino Mendes believes that if could help to relieve the population pressure on the capital: “If we had more facilities, we could easily attract people out of Luanda. Bengo has only ten inhabitants per square kilometre so it could obviously accommodate may people from the capital city and would indeed benefit from a population increase”.
The governor is keen for other foreign companies to follow Coca-Cola’s example. He is seeking investment for a vegetable oil
processing plant, which would enhance the profitability of Bengo’s abundant crops, especially maize and sunflowers. Apart from its agricultural wealth, Bengo has the potential to become a great tourist attraction. It is home to Kissama National Park (www.kissama.org),
Angola’s largest game reserve.
Main Tourist Attractions
For those who wish to enjoy nature, or photograph it, there is an excellent ecological or Cruise package along the River Kwanza and Bengo. At Ongazele, the purity and mineral composition of the waters provide an exceptional spa for Health Tourism, while for those who are interested in a cultural package will be fascinated by this province, because it was here, more specifically in Kachikane, where the former President Agostinho Neto was born.
power of life. The church has thick walls with smooth parameters, reinforced by a triangular pediment and a strong bell tower at the side.
The bare walls and ceilings focus the visitor' s attention on the main altar, where the leading image is the point at which the spirit of all those who visit this church converges, as they search for something that human will alone cannot bring them. Old Jesuit Church "Barra do Dande".